U.S. Customs

The mission of the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection is to "safeguard America’s borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials." Dangerous materials range from illegal drugs to infected fruit. Customs inspectors working in the Red Hook Container port have found and blocked those things and more.

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An Office of Field Operations Officer looks through crates and bags of fruits and vegetables that have come in on a container ship.

An Office of Field Operations Officer looks through crates and bags of fruits and vegetables that have come in on a container ship.

Source:  https://www.cbp.gov - Photo by Josh Denmark  View File Details Page

An Office of Field Operations Officer stacks bags of peppers that have gone through the mobile x-ray scanner, the peppers came off a container ship that was carrying fruits and vegetables.

An Office of Field Operations Officer stacks bags of peppers that have gone through the mobile x-ray scanner, the peppers came off a container ship that was carrying fruits and vegetables.

Source: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/photo-gallery/protecting-agriculture - photo by Josh Denmark View File Details Page

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